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What is fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid created to treat severe pain, such as for advanced-stage cancer and treatment post-surgery.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that it is 50x stronger than heroin and 100x stronger than morphine.

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It’s been quite an exciting and interesting time in the glove market for the first half of 2022.  We experienced quite a bit of volatility in the market, as a result of demand starting to wane from COVID-19 pandemic surges.  Although supply chain issues were still contributing to overall higher inflation for some consumer goods and services early in 2022, glove prices kept falling, and we’re starting to see prices stabilizing to near pre-pandemic levels.

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Latex rubber is still a very popular choice for disposable gloves, despite the growth of other glove material types such as nitrile and vinyl.  A key benefit of latex is its property of being more elastic than synthetic materials such as nitrile and vinyl - this confers better flexibility and comfort than other materials.

What are some other benefits of latex and what applications is it suited for?

Click here to read more of our latest article on the history and benefits of latex gloves (2 minute read)

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In this review article, Dr. Deborah Nelson, a leading expert in industrial hygiene and former president of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), examines data on glove performance and provides recommendations on glove selection and use.

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Welcome to our brand-new website!  We’re excited to provide you a superior user experience to help deliver the best products and information for your infection control needs.  BMC Protect was originally founded over 25 years ago as Bay Medical Company, and in 2016 we rebranded the company to highlight our focus on both healthcare and industrial customer segments.  

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